May 26, 2018

Interpreter for Snort unified2 binary output files

Barnyard is a critical tool for the parsing of Snort’s unified binary files, processing and on-forwarding to a variety of output plugins. Unfortunately it has not seen an updated in over 4 years and is not going to be maintained by the original developers. With the new version of the unified format ie. unified2 arriving we need something to bridge this gap.

The SXL team love barnyard. So much so that we want it to stay and have been tinkering around with the code to give it a breath of new life. Here is what we have achieved to far for this reinvigorated code base

* Parsing of the new unified2 log files.
* Maintaining majority of the command syntax of barnyard.
* Addressed all associated bug reports and feature requests arising since
* Completely rewritten code based on the GPLv2 Snort making it entirely

This is an effort to fuse the awesome work of Snort and the original concept of barnyard giving it a fresh update along the way. We’ve come a long way so far and have a very stable build that we’ve integrated into our NSMnow framework. If you have any feature requests, bugs or gripes then send them our way.

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